Northern Nevada HOPES has been awarded a grant for $4500 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in partnership with Macy’s. The grant will be used for HOPES’ harm reduction services, including the Syringe Service Program at Change Point.
Change Point is Nevada’s first legal syringe services program. Change Point provides syringe services, harm reduction supplies, counseling, and free HIV and hepatitis C testing. Change Point embraces diversity and advocates for medically underserved groups in the community, connecting individuals with a positive HIV diagnosis to HOPES’ integrated care, ultimately reducing the transfer of HIV in our community.
As the region’s only designated Ryan White center, serving clients in 13 of Nevada’s 17 counties, Northern Nevada HOPES is honored to be recognized for our unique work in the community.
“The work that Northern Nevada HOPES does to help people affected by HIV/AIDS is impressive, and very much aligned with Elizabeth Taylor’s passionate commitment to the cause,” said Joel Goldman, Managing Director of The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. “ETAF and our partners at Macy’s are thrilled to present HOPES with these funds to help further our shared mission.”
Through their Cause Marketing Program, Macy’s recognizes their responsibility to the community and their concern for the needs of their neighbors. They are proud to partner with ETAF and have contributed to this grant.